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  • Pope Francis to celebrate Washington Mass in Spanish 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 9:49 am

    WASHINGTON - The Archbishop of Washington has announced that Pope Francis will celebrate his upcoming Washington Mass in Spanish.

  • Correction: LULAC-Board Dispute story 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:52 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In a story July 21 about a New Mexico Democrat's elected position with LULAC, The Associated Press reported that the LULAC's bylaws prohibit elected officials from serving on the national board if they receive "wage compensation or enumeration." LULAC National Executive Director Brent A. Wilkes said there was a typo in the bylaws and it should have said "wage compensation or remuneration."

  • Latin music academy protests Trump's immigration proposals 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 10:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing protests from another Latino organization - this time, one based in the music industry.

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

  • School dedicated for 'forgotten' Mexican-American scholar 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:19 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Decades after leaving New Mexico in disgrace, a noted Mexican-American scholar and key figure in school desegregation got a school dedicated in his honor in his hometown of Albuquerque.

  • Kobach: Trump correct on immigration proposals 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:26 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said he agrees with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposals to build a wall along the southern border and end "birthright citizenship" for children born to parents who are in the U.S. illegally.

  • Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death row story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:12 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years.

  • Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:19 am

    WASHINGTON - For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal.

  • Experts: Trump, Ramos confrontation shouldn't be a surprise story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:50 pm

    NEW YORK - Donald Trump's onscreen confrontation with Univision's Jorge Ramos on Tuesday over the Republican presidential candidate's immigration plan should only be a surprise to those who don't know Ramos.

  • Roundup of Arkansas editorials 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:04 am

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:

  • School principal resigns over Hispanic complaints 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:31 pm

    DENVER - An elementary school principal criticized by parents after Hispanic students were left to eat lunch on the floor of the school's office after misbehaving is resigning.

  • Utah public school teachers less diverse than student body 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 11:17 am

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's public school teachers are less diverse than the students they teach, according to a review of state data. While 1 in 4 students is part of a racial or ethnic minority group, fewer than one in 10 teachers fit that description.

  • AP Poll: No lag on tech use by black, Hispanic millennials story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - A new poll finds African-American and Hispanic millennials are just as technologically connected and likely to get news through social media as regularly as their white counterparts, further narrowing the risk of people of color being left behind technologically.

  • Suit alleges Richmond's code enforcement targets Latinos 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 7:55 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Richmond is being sued by mobile home park residents who allege that the city's code enforcement efforts target Latinos.

  • Apple more than doubles hiring of women and minorities 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 8:07 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple says it more than doubled the numbers of women, blacks and Hispanics hired in the last year, although that barely moved the needle in terms of improving the diversity of its total workforce.

  • Heck plans to extend 'aggressive' Hispanic outreach effort 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 4:32 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Rep. Joe Heck says his team has a great relationship with the Latino community in his district and plans to replicate their "aggressive" outreach efforts on a statewide scale for his Senate campaign.

  • 'Sesame Street' actress to visit University of Delaware 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 7:42 am

    NEWARK, Delaware - "Sesame Street" actress Sonia Manzano, who played the role of Maria on the PBS show, will be speaking at the University of Delaware.

  • EXCHANGE: Hispanics add to record number speaking English 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 12:55 pm

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois - Leticia Castanon concentrated on the difference between the words "must" and "should" scribbled on a white board in a McHenry County College classroom.

  • Accessing care especially difficult for Latinos on Medi-Cal 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 1:55 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Miriam Uribe enrolled in California's low-income health insurance program last November, and she still hasn't found a primary care doctor 10 months later who could see her.

  • Omaha police boost effort to recruit minorities to the force 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 11:36 am

    OMAHA, Nebraska - As confident and comfortable as she appears in uniform, it's tough to imagine Omaha Police Sgt. Sherie Thomas ever questioning whether she would become a cop. But 17 years ago, when approached while in college, she did.

  • US judge: Sheriff didn't violate Hispanics' civil rights 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 6:34 pm

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The U.S. Justice Department failed to prove a North Carolina county sheriff ordered deputies to target Hispanic residents in violation of their civil rights, a federal judge ruled Friday.

  • Yakima guaranteed at least 1 Latino council member 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 4:56 pm

    YAKIMA, Washington - For the first time, a Latino candidate is guaranteed election to the Yakima City Council.